Students, especially seniors, were not happy to find out about COVID-19 being the reason to cancel the 2020 homecoming dance. With there being no dance many students found out who won king and queen through social media or by word of mouth from a friend. The winner of homecoming king and queen for 2020 was Prep senior Joseph Agresti and villa senior Saide Latouf.
Joseph Agresti is the son of David Agresti and Kara Scozzie, and he also has two siblings named Caroline and Will Agresti. On homecoming night, Joe was asked who he would like to thank the most.
“Some people I would like to thank are both of my parents who are the biggest supporters in everything I do,” Joseph said. “I choose my parents because they have helped give me the confidence to be the best I can be at everything I do.”
Joes quote on homecoming night was from Leonardo DiCaprio.
“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.”
Saide Latouf is the daughter of Charbel and Shannon Latouf and the oldest of four. Her other siblings are Sophia, Charbel, and Samira. Some people that Saide said she would like to thank are “all of my amazing classmates and my parents.”
Saide said she wants to thanks all of her classmates for “nominating me onto the homecoming court and voting for me as the queen. It means so much to me and I am so grateful for each and every one of them for making my time at Villa so unforgettable.”
She also wants to thank her parents.
“They have done so much for me throughout the years and they always make sure I am the best person that I can be,” she said.
Saide had one final parting note to say to her classmates.
“Make sure that people will have positive memories of you from your high school years, so really try to be good to everyone,” she said.
Homecoming 2020 was quite a different year and definitely one for the books. Students won’t forget about it any time soon. While there was no dance there was still a king and queen, and they deserve to be congratulated and talked about throughout the school hallways like other kings and queens from years past.